When Debbie of A Quilter's Table announced on Instagram that she would be hosting a quilt-along for her Crosscut Quilt, I knew I had to get on board. The timing couldn't have been better because I'm on vacation for two weeks.
I went with a black background for my quilt because I already had 10" squares in my stash and decided to use yellow and orange scraps for the bars.
This is what the top looked at after I made the original blocks.
After sewing the blocks together, I have to say, moving onto the next steps was pretty difficult because I really liked it. But this is what it looked like after cutting my new "fabric" into 6.5" squares and sewing those together.
Pretty cool right?
For the quilting, I knew I would have to use my orange Aurifil in 40wt so it popped, but wasn't sure if I should use straight lines or FMQ. In the end, I decided to use a radiating design I've used in the past and I'm quite pleased with the effect. I find the quilting adds another dimension to the quilt and the orange thread is just perfect!
This was not at all what I needed to be finishing this week, but I'm so glad I did it. This little 24" square quilt is probably going up on a wall somewhere in the house.
If you would like more information on the Crosscut Quilt or make one of your own, check out @aquilterstable on Instagram. All of the instructions for making the quilt are on there. Also, check out the #crosscutquiltalong hashtag on Instagram to see everyone's version of the quilt.
I will be linking up at Crazy Mom Quilts for Finish It Up Friday and at What a Hoot! for TGIFF.